Multiplatform Story Production
T-Th 9:35-10:50am, Journalism 242
Dr. David Welch Suggs, Jr.
1-2:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays
or by appointment
Welcome to Dr. Suggs' section of multiplatform storytelling for fall 2021! The overall goal of this course is to find great stories and tell them. We will be using the skills and knowledge you've developed in previous journalism courses and experiences, and taking them to the streets in the community around us in Athens to find stories. We'll discuss and discover ways to tell those stories using words, images, audio and video. This will prepare you for your capstone experiences, but even more importantly, they will give you a chance to experience and reflect on the best part of journalism: getting to walk in other people's shoes for a little while, learn about their experiences, and take the stories and insights you develop to a broader audience. You should get ample opportunities to develop your work portfolios and to publish your work using Grady Newsource and other outlets.
By the end of this course, students will be able to…
Background: prepare for reporting through background research using news stories, social media, and big-picture interviews Practice interview and recording skills Consider ethical approaches to telling a story that will appeal to diverse audiences Interview subject-matter experts Gather still photos of people and scenes Critique material and improve when necessary Produce them for an audience Develop shotlist for audio/video story Develop outline for written story Produce video/audio story Edit and critique final stories and materials